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SecondStory Rep Summer Teen Production: Into the Woods

SecondStory Repertory would like to invite teens to audition for our upcoming summer teen workshop production of Into the Woods!
The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child, Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's Festival, and Jack who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

Into the Woods runs July 24-August 2, 2015. Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. We will start rehearsals June 15, 2015 and will be weekday evenings. For security reasons, the specifics will not be posted online.

Audition Date:
Monday May 11, 2015 6pm-10pm

Callback Date:
Wednesday May 13, 2015 6pm-10pm

Audition Requirements:
Please bring a current headshot and resume, one monologue that best showcases your talent and 16 bars of classic Broadway or Sondheim song. We will have an accompanist at the audition so please bring your sheet music in the correct key.

Audition Location:
Auditions will be held at SecondStory Repertory in Redmond. You must contact  to schedule an audition time.

If cast, this workshop does have a tuition fee of $150.00.
There are a few openings for scholarships or work study.

Casting Needs:
*Roles listed are representative. Exact casting will be determined at callbacks.

CINDERELLA A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters.
CINDERELLA'S MOTHER Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.
CINDERELLA'S PRINCE Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing.
CINDERELLA'S STEPMOTHER The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
FLORINDA & LUCINDA Cinderella's stepsisters. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing Cinderella.
GIANT Voiceover. The Giant's wife is an angry and vengeful 'monster.' She is seeking restitution for her loss.
JACK The feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man.' He is adventurous, naive, energetic, and bright-eyed.
JACK'S MOTHER Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-wited, fearless, yet youthful and naive.
MYSTERIOUS MAN A mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good-natured protector and observer.
NARRATOR An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience.
RAPUNZEL A loopy-but-lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
RAPUNZEL'S PRINCE Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor.
THE BAKER A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles.
THE BAKER'S WIFE Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors.
THE WITCH Sarcastic, ugly-then-gorgeous, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.
WOLF Hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.

Jen Klos
SecondStory Repertory

1,2,3 - ACT!
Saturday, April 25 May 30, 2015
Arts for Hearts studio is partnering up with the SecondStory Repertory to create a new and unique experience for the Russian-speaking families of the Eastside. Each Saturday families will get together to read a story, dramatize it, and play it out with young children in the Russian language, using elements of costumes, stage sets and music. To ensure the best learning experience we encourage the parents of the children to participate fully and be the models for their kids in the class.

At this time, both classes are in Russian only.
10:15am-11am for ages 3 to 5
Taught by Nelya Galiakbarova of AFH
11:15am-12:15pm for ages 6 and up
Taught by Nelya Galiakbarova of AFH

Performance: the last lesson of the semester will be in the form of an open house. No formal performance will be scheduled for these groups.

Tuition: $90. To register, please call 425.881.6777 Tuesday-Saturday 2pm-6pm

Classes will be held at the SecondStory Hideaway. 7411 166th AVE NE, Redmond WA 98052


Nelya Galiakbarova was born in Chelyabinsk, Russia. She graduated from Chelyabinsk Academy of Art. She used to act in a drama theater. Later she moved to Moscow and finished her postgraduate study at the Russian Academy of Theater Arts (GITIS) as a stage speech specialist. Then, she kept working there as the stage speech specialist at the actors faculty. She also acted at television shows, recorded audio books, created voice over for audio and video commercials. Since 2011 Nelya has lived in the greater Seattle area with her husband and two children. Here in the US she worked at the Russian's Cool! school (Federal Way) where she taught Voice and Speech Classes for young children. In 2013 Nelya partnered up with Arts for Hearts, Inc., where she directed plays and worked with young and adult amateur actors as a voice coach. In the production of "Russian Rapunzel" at the SecondStory Repertory Theater Nelya was involved both as an actress and a stage speech specialist. Nelya is thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the SecondStory Repertory Theater and to share her passion for theater with the community.


Age 16+

Internship positions are available for high school and college students, and recent graduates.

All internships are unpaid, and can count towards community service hours. Production Interns will be assigned to act as assistants on Mainstage, TYA, or Summer Workshop production teams.

 Areas of study include:


 Stage Management

Lighting Design & Electrics

Costume Design & Construction

Scenic Design & Technical Direction

Arts Administration

Marketing & Public Relations





Please email for more information.


SecondStory Repertory’s mission is to entertain, educate, and enlighten the diverse communities of artists and audiences on Seattle’s Eastside.


16587 NE 74th ST, Redmond, WA 98052

Box Office Hours: Tues-Sat 2pm-6pm
(and two hours prior to every performance)